Some people never learn.

Posted By on June 27, 2012 at 7:30 am

One might be tempted to think that of all countries, Germany would be the one with a heightened sense of toleration and accommodation of Jewish religious rites.

OK, perhaps not. Mark Steyn:

A German court has banned the circumcision of boys for religious reasons:

The regional court in Cologne, western Germany, ruled that the “fundamental right of the child to bodily integrity outweighed the fundamental rights of the parents,” a judgement that is expected to set a legal precedent.

“The religious freedom of the parents and their right to educate their child would not be unacceptably compromised, if they were obliged to wait until the child could himself decide to be circumcised,” the court added.

Walter Russell Mead sees this as the criminalization of Judaism:

Jews believe that the circumcision of infants is a necessary act; the command to circumcise male children at the age of eight days is the first command that God gives Abraham to mark their covenant; for thousands of years this has been a foundation of Jewish life. To ban infant circumcision is essentially to make the practice of Judaism illegal in Germany; it is now once again a crime to be a Jew in the Reich…

Perhaps those convicted of wrongful circumcision could be required to wear a yellow star?

Steyn notes that the ruling is aimed more these days at Muslims, since there is a mysteriously low population of Jews in Germany lately.

A certain lack, shall we say, of toleration and accommodation a few years back led to the aforementioned city of Cologne looking like this:

Perhaps our mistake was in leaving even one brick standing upon another. My personal note to Germany follows.

Dear Germans,

Don’t ever, ever make us come back to offer remedial lessons. You won’t like it as much as the last time.



2 Responses to “Some people never learn.”

  1. Oh boy says:

    How does it feel to be a resentful hateful self rigtheous American prick?

    I always wondered.